[arch-announce] Changes to kernel package and filenames

Arch Linux: Recent news updates: Dieter Plaetinck announce at archlinux.org
Sun Aug 7 16:01:55 EDT 2011

Dieter Plaetinck wrote:

Due to Linux kernel version 3.0 being moved into `[core]`, the `kernel26`
package has been renamed to `linux`. Also, filenames of the kernel and initrd's
have changed as follows:

  * `vmlinuz26` becomes `vmlinuz-linux`

  * `kernel26.img` becomes `initramfs-linux.img`

  * `kernel26-fallback.img` becomes `initramfs-linux-fallback.img`

To prevent you from breaking your system after the update, symlinks are created
so that your bootloader configuration pointing to the old files will still work.
However we recommend updating your bootloader configuration and deleting the
symlinks afterwards.

URL: http://www.archlinux.org/news/changes-to-kernel-package-and-filenames/

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